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RESEARCH ON NEUROLINGUISTICS

  • Neurobiological foundations of syntax
  • Possible vs. impossible languages
  • Neuropragmatics and neural basis of figurative language
  • Negation in the brain
  • The quest for the neurobiological basis of syntax by awake surgical procedures

 RESEARCH ON THEORETICAL SYNTAX

  • Theory of Movement (Long Distance Dependencies)
  • Clause structure (expletives, copular inversion and unaccusativity)
  • Syntax-semantics interface (focus, vocative, definiteness effect)
  • Directionality (Top-Down, Left-Right) of phrase structure building

RESEARCH ON COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS

  • Computation, recursion and complexity
  • Formal model of processing and generation
  • Psycholinguistic efforts estimation through complexity metrics

EQUIPMENT
NeTS center is fully equipped for psycholinguistic experiments:

  • Eye Tracker - EyeLink 2000 Hz
  • CEDRUS response pad
  • ZOOM H4 - digital recorder
  • SAMSUNG HMX-Q100BP HD - video recorder
  • SPSS
  • Presentation Software